Table : 6.7
                            Imports by Commodity Groups
								(US$ million)
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		               1994-95	1995-96	Apr-Sept Apr-Sept 1995-96  1996-97
				                1995-96	 1996-97 (Apr-Mar) (Apr-Sept)
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   Commodities					                     (%Change)
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I. Food and allied products, 	1658.7	1317.8	647.0	  650.6	  -20.6	    0.5
of which
1. Cereals	                  29.4	  24.0	 12.0	   11.0	  -18.5	   -8.4
2. Pulses	                 188.8	 205.0	100.2	   92.7	    8.6	   -7.5
3. Cashewnuts	                 220.1	 227.2	 79.0	   64.1	    3.3	  -18.9
4. Edible oils	                 198.8	 676.3	364.6	  440.7	  240.2	   20.9
II. Fuel, of which	        6636.2	8451.9 3659.5	 5031.1	   27.4	   37.5
5. Coal	                         708.4	 925.6	393.7	  448.7	   30.7	   14.0
6. POL	                        5927.8	7526.3 3265.9	 4582.4	   27.0	   40.3
III.Fertilizers	                1052.4	1682.8	849.5	  368.4	   59.9	  -56.6
IV.Paper board, 	         246.2	 473.4	235.0	  264.0	   92.2	   12.4
manufactures & newsprint
V.Capital goods, of which	7594.6 10210.1 4725.1	 4480.0	   34.4	   -5.2
7. Machinery except 		2727.8	3924.6 1761.0	 1907.8	   43.9	    8.3
elec. & machine tools
8. Electrical machinery 	1479.7	2138.9	935.2	  828.6	   44.6	  -11.4
& electronic goods
9. Transport equipments	        1113.6	1105.2	512.3	  485.3	   -0.8	   -5.3
10. Project goods	        1853.6	2391.2 1230.9	  914.0	   29.0	  -25.7
VI.Others, of which	        6866.6	8633.7 4100.1	 4455.6	   25.7	    8.7
11. Chemicals	                2945.3	3614.7 1768.7	 1745.0	   22.7	   -1.3
12. Pearls, precious 	        1629.5	2106.2	979.9	 1241.9	   29.3	   26.7
& semi-precious stones
13. Iron & steel	        1082.1	1339.7	592.3	  683.0	   23.8	   15.3
14. Non-ferrous metals	         717.9	 904.0	433.0	  521.0	   25.9	   20.3
15. Professional instruments,	 491.8	 669.1	326.2	  264.7	   36.1	  -18.9
 optical goods etc
VII. Unclassified items	        4599.7	5908.3 2830.7	 2703.6	   28.4	   -4.5
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   Grand Total	               28654.4 36677.9 17046.9	17953.2	   28.0	   5.3
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    Source: DGCI&S, Calcutta

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